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august 2019 | kimpton alexis hotel: local landscape of the pacific northwest
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july 2019 | kimpton alexis hotel unveils new guest rooms celebrating seattle’s natural beauty
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november 2016 | "you’ll feel like you hit the jackpot at this newly renovated spa” red rock spa and salon featured in robb report
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september 2016 | "radical renewal" red rock spa and salon featured in american spa magazine
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june 2016 | "well & being spa with evidence-based healthy living concept opens at las vegas's red rock resort" at
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june 2016 | red rock resort refreshes spa and wellness center" at
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may 2016 | hospitality design talks about red rock spa and salon in vegas round-up
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march 2016 | red rock salon in vegas magazine
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december 2015 | the salon at red rock opens
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june 2015 | starwood hotels & resorts announces the commencement of construction for dual-branded w and element hotel in downtown philadelphia
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march 2015 | designstudio ltd selected for interior design best of hospitality volume ii the latest of interior design’s best of book series features our most recently completed spa o skin care + spa
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may 2013 | o skin care + spa completion announcement
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march 2013 | se spa at hotel palomar featured in spa business magazine along with our frequent collaborators blu spas on the topic of concept development.
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february 2013 | o skin care + spa opens
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january 2013 | o skin care + spa preview
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december 2012 | o skin care + spa featured in hospitality design december issue focusing on spa and wellness
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june 2012 | designstudio ltd featured on the lifestyle blog, julib
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may 2012 | the book is out!
a few weeks back we mentioned that designstudio ltd would be featured in interior design’s best of hospitality, architecture & design 2012. great news—the book is out! we’re not only thrilled, but honored to have created, what interior design considers one of the most innovative hospitality projects around the globe, w hollywood and the rooftop nightclub, drai’s hollywood.
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april 2012 | favorite hollywood hotel
w hollywood hotel & residences wins favorite hollywood hotel in the 2012 los angeles travel readers’ choice awards!
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march 2012 | designstudio ltd selected for interior design best of hospitality 2012
the latest of interior design’s best book series will feature designstudio ltd and their two latest projects, w hollywood hotel & residences and drai’s hollywood. the book comes out in may 2012.
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november 2011 | la luxe. w hollywood featured in indesign magazine
a new hollywood hotel with old hollywood glamour marks the revitalization of an iconic district of los angeles.
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october 2011
fill in the blank: sharilyn olson rigdon in design bureau magazine.
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september 2011 | 2nd annual boutique & lifestyle hospitality awards selects w hollywood for 2011 lifestyle hotel of the year.
the boutique & lifestyle lodging association (blla) presented the award at hd boutique in miami last week. the hotel was chosen because of its excellence in six categories: design & architecture, sustainability, food & beverage, customer service, marketing & sales and operational performance.
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january 2011 | designstudio ltd on facebook
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november 2010 | drai’s hollywood heats up with lmfao, far east movement
blackbook. la’s far east movement celebrates their spot on billboard’s hot 100 at drai’s hollywood.
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november 2010 | hotel nightclubs
hotel design magazine review top hotel nightclubs. drai’s hollywood featured.
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october 2010 | designstudio receives aia award
the aia los angeles chapter awarded designstudio ltd and team the presidential honor “building team of the year” for w hollywood hotel and residences. awards were received at the 2010 aia design awards held at the resnick pavilion, lacma.
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august 2010 | walk of fame
the latest five star winner in the design stable of starwood hotels, the w hollywood is a hotel and condo residence that is already starred, glamorous and legendary. featured in artravel magazine #34.
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july 2010 | designstudio ltd nominated as aia la 2010 presidential honoree for w hollywood hotel & residences
aia los angeles has awarded w hollywood hotel & residences “building team of the year”, part of the presidential honors recipients. congratulations to the team!

july 2010 | entourage at drai’s hollywood
vince and the boys get some pool time at w hollywood
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may 2010 | station hollywood at w hollywood makes “hot nights 2010”
condé nast traveler lists station hollywood in hot list for top night spots.
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may 2010 | california cool
elle décor lists w hollywood in it hot list.
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april 2010 | 2010 new w hollywood hotel | the hottest spot in tinseltown
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april 2010 | w hotels goes local
metropolis magazine features w hollywood as one of four new w hotels to take inspiration from the local context.
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march 2010 | 24-hour room service: w hollywood hotel & residences
the independent reviews e hollywood
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march 2010 | drai’s hollywood opens
the opening of drai’s hollywood completes the design of the w hollywood hotel. the design, led by sharilyn olson rigdon of designstudio ltd includes the 12th floor rooftop pool deck and nightclub and a lower level hidden vip "library" lounge. for a sneak preview see slideshow.
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march 2010 | drai's hollywood at the w is now open to regular folks
hotel chatter
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march 2010 | drai's @ w hollywood to open on sunday night for oscars
hotel chatter
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march 2010 | w hotels
architecture magazine looks at four new branches of the w hotel that have opened up in hollywood, atlanta, and the new york area.
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march 2010 | opening night at drai’s hollywood
nbc los angeles
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march 2010 | victor drai comes back to hollywood
nbc los angeles
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march 2010 | night life: drai’s at the w hollywood
la times
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march 2010 | pictures: inside drai’s at the w hollywood
la times
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march 2010 | e!’s hot oscar party
e! takes you behind the scenes of l.a.’s newest hot spot, drai’s hollywood. the home of e!’s exclusive oscar party.
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march 2010 | inside drai’s hollywood three part venue, debuts march 11th
eater la previews drai’s hollywood
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february 2010 | w hollywood guests feel the glitz
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february 2010 | w hotels worldwide debuts global flagship, w hollywood hotel & residences; a new star rises above the hollywood walk of fame
hotels magazine announcement: w hotels worldwide, the hotel category buster and industry innovator, recaptures the spirit of hollywood glamour with the unveiling of w hollywood hotel & residences.

february 2010 | drai for night
the heart of hollywood will really pound when victor drai’s rooftop club opens its doors. la times magazine features drai’s hollywood.

february 2010 | w hollywood guests feel the glitz
la times reviews w hollywood
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january 2010 | w hollywood hotel & residences opens
w’s latest addition with interiors by designstudio ltd, opens at hollywood and vine. a mixture of modern hollywood glamour and southern california cool, the hotel features 305 guestrooms and suites and also includes the living room bar and station hollywood an outdoor bar and movie screen. for sneak preview see slide show.
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january 2010 | the w hollywood hotel & residences: an urban complexity
la times architecture review by christopher hawthorne.
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january 2010 | w hotel opens in the heart of hollywood
la times photogallery shows preview of hotel and residences
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january 2010 | w hollywood debuts station hollywood and the living room
la weekly features w hollywood’s new bar venues by designstudio ltd

january 2010 | hotel biz may lack luster, but w hollywood opening is all glam
wall street journal developments feature. gatehouse capital corp. and hotel operator starwood hotels and resorts worldwide inc. roll out their new hollywood hopeful: the 305-room w hollywood hotel in the center of tinsletown.
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january 2010 | w kicks up glam factor at w hollywood opening today
hotelchatter announces opening of w hollywood.
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january 2010 | w hotel soft opening in hollywood
la curbed previews the hotel.

january 2010 | team hollywood in architect’s newspaper, w hollywood opens with contributions by slew of la firms.

august 2009 | first look at w hollywood hotel & residences
w hollywood hotel & residences scheduled to open december 2009 bringing extraordinary lifestyle combined with contemporary modern design to hollywood.

july 2009 | sé it’s so
robb report grand openings features se san diego hotel and the grand penthouse
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june 2009 | the bold and the beautiful
se spa featured in exquisite weddings, ultra chic and luxurious, sé san diego is the perfect stage for gowns that say more than “i do”

june 2009 | just say sé
interior design magazine features designstudio ltd and sé spa in hospitality portfolio
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may 2009 | hot list 2009
travel + leisure lists se san diego hotel & spa in the years’ top 140 new hotels
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april 2009 | urban oasis
spa magazine lists sé spa in hot spots southern california travel feature
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april 2009 | far east appeal
american spa magazine features sé spa
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march 2009 | san diego sé hotel puts a premium on luxury
sé san diego hotel & spa is reviewed in LA Times Travel march 6, 2009
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march 2009 | spa mio opens at m resort las vegas
a collaboration between designstudio ltd and marnell corrao assosciates, spa mio opens with grand opening of the m resort in las vegas

february 2009 | san diego all-stars
sé san diego hotel & spa debuts, article in hospitality design january/february 2009
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february 2009 | website launch
designstudio ltd launches its website with updated content and features

january 2009 | spa at sé san diego opens
one of designstudio ltd’s latest projects, the spa at sé san diego opens
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december 2008 | w hollywood tops out
designstudio ltd’s most recent project tops out and is dedicated by the city of los angeles
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december 2006 | interior design BOY awards
red rock spa* “best of year beauty and spa”

december 2006 | spa magazine
red rock spa, the spa at green valley ranch* “sin city serenity”

november 2006 | interior design
red rock spa* “hitting the red line”
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*project completed in association with architröpolis corporation